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4:35 PM ET, August 28, 2007

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Earthlink Announces Corporate Restructuring  —  First Step in Ongoing Efforts to Optimize Cost Structure and Boost Growth  —  Company also Authorizes Additional $200 Million to Repurchase Shares  —  ATLANTA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EarthLink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK - News) today announced a corporate restructuring plan.
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Jon Van / Chicago Tribune:
City disconnecting from Wi-Fi vision
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Why Apple Can't Stop iPhone Hackers  —  AT&T and Apple may face an uphill battle prosecuting hackers who untether the iPhone from the AT&T wireless network  —  It sure sounds like a steal.  On Aug. 31, George Hotz plans to trade in his iPhone for a metallic blue Nissan (NSANY) 350Z sports car and three brand-new iPhones.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
$100,000 offered to freely release iPhone unlocking software  —  Hey, that's what they claim: $100,000 in cold hard cash for the right to freely distribute the iPhone unlocking software onto the Nets.  Full credit given to the creator(s) of course with a proposed release date of Wed night at 12:00am (in some unspecified time zone).
BBC:
Legal threats halt iPhone crack
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Welcome to the new Boing Boing!  —  I'm writing this from Boulder, Colorado, which seems like a good place to make this announcement — it was in this town that Carla Sinclair and I launched bOING bOING as a print zine in 1988.  During the past 19 years we've gone through many changes — from zine to webzine to directory to blog.
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Boing Boing Launches Gadget Blog with Joel J at the Helm
Discussion: Valleywag
Facebook Developers News Feed:
Change is Coming.  —  At Facebook we're focused on making Facebook Platform a better experience for both developers and users.  To that end, we're working on some changes that we're planning to roll out within the coming weeks that we wanted to be sure you know about beforehand.
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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
NewsGator launches new Facebook app, NewsFriends
Discussion: Valleywag
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
NewsFriends? Facebook Anti Social Utility: Real Friends DON'T Share
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Scobleizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes Further Steps To Curb User Abuse; Change In How …
Jennifer Martin / Google:
CNN.com Inks Multi-Year Advertising Agreement with Google  —  Exclusive advertising deal connects CNN.com with hundreds of thousands of advertisers  —  CNN.com and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced an agreement today that enlists Google's AdSense™ advertising program to deliver site targeted advertising to CNN.com.
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Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
SearchRadar bumps Google Ads to show useful results
Discussion: Mashable!
Brett Smith / FSF:
Microsoft cannot declare itself exempt from the requirements of GPLv3  —  "Microsoft has engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the software industry for many years, and has sought to attack free software for almost as long," Free Software Foundation says  —  The Free Software Foundation …
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Free Software Foundation to Microsoft: You are not above the law
Discussion: InfoWorld
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple faces new class-action suit over locked iPhones  —  Apple Inc. is facing yet another class-action lawsuit over its iPhone, this time from a New York State resident who claims the company failed to adequately disclose to consumers that the handset is locked to AT&T's network and that using …
Discussion: Engadget, Apple 2.0 and MacSlash
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
What's Up With Apple?  —  The market is punk today, so I wouldn't get too worked up about this, but Apple (AAPL) is taking it on the chin, with a loss nearly twice that of the Nasdaq Composite.  —  I can't find any single explanation for the slide; however, there is news that the company …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly  —  Can it be true?  Is the Googlephone nigh at hand?  Not that we haven't been hearing this time after time (after time after time, etc.), but we've actually got some hot news from a number of very trustworthy sources about Google's plans for the mobile space.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Social Networking Goes Professional  —  Doctors, Salesmen, Executives Turn to New Sites to Consult,  —  Commiserate With Peers; Weeding Out Impostors  —  When radiation oncologist Michael Tomblyn recently saw a 21-year-old patient whose eye was protruding from its socket, he turned to his fellow physicians for help.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai Gets Ready for HD Video  —  Akamai (AKAM), under pricing pressure from upstart rivals such as Limelight Networks (LLNW), is upping the ante in the content delivery network wars.  The company yesterday announced a new distributed delivery mechanism optimized for the delivery of high definition-quality content online.
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Jeff Young / Akamai:
August 27, 2007 - Akamai Brings High Definition To The Internet
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
BabyCenter Acquires Mom-Focused Social Network Maya's Mom; Launching Online Ad Network  —  You're reading it here first: The baby and mom-focused BabyCenter, owned by J&J, has made its first acquisition in its 10 years of existence: it has bought Maya's Mom, a Palo Alto-based social networking site for mothers.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Vista Beta SP1 Leaked  —  Will the real Vista Beta SP1 please be released?  —  Starting in early August, beta versions of Windows Vista SP1 started to appear on BitTorrent sites such as Pirate Bay.  Over the Aug. 24 weekend, a new beta has appeared on the BitTorrent sites.
Discussion: Computerworld
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Symantec: Microsoft causing security price pressure  —  (InfoWorld) - Symantec Chairman and CEO John Thompson blamed Microsoft on Tuesday for the current pricing competition his company faces in the consumer security market, suggesting Microsoft's pricing scheme for its first entry into the space is "monopolistic."
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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